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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 4, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

Awesome thread – great work so far!
Doubt that I’ll get any further than you myself, but I’m off and running with it.
Thanks Arck for the stimulating query. Surely we will hear more from LiA, Cliff, et al – awaiting more info with much anticipation.

Edit- not much help with GD setlists, but in this article by FE director Bob Smeaton he states that when reviewing the tapes/footage he listened to over 60 hours of audio.
http://www.landmarktheatres.com/mn/festivalexpress.html

This post was modified by vapors on 2010-09-04 17:08:41

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Poster: advokat Date: Sep 4, 2010 10:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I also applaud your work. It may be possible to add to the same once the following is up and running for the public to access:

http://library.ucsc.edu/gratefuldeadarchive/about-the-archive

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 4, 2010 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The mystery of the Festival Express - what do we have from the tour?

I don't have time to get into this today...
It might be a good idea to email David Lemieux, he might reply with some info.
If the Taper's Section dates are mixed up, that's certainly discouraging....the date for the fragment on the Archive, of course, should be taken very skeptically! (It was taken off a VHS compilation, I believe.)

These shows of course, were recorded by the film-crew, not by the band. It's possible that when the tape reels were recovered, they weren't dated, so pinning down the dates may have been guesswork.
That film-site notes:
"Very few of the film rolls had been logged, and it was trial and error trying to match the audio to the image. Also, the cameramen would run out of film ten minutes into a performance and we would have a black hole with audio but no pictures. Songs would have to be edited..."

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2010-09-04 19:08:23